Prince Harry, in a new public appearance, explained why he took his wife and child to California and said he wanted to “break the vicious circle of pain and suffering” that surrounded him as a child so that his own children would not experience anything like this.
The Duke of Sussex already has a son, Archie, and he and his wife, Meghan, are expecting their second child, a daughter. At the same time, talking about his unhappy childhood, Harry says, “I would not like to point the finger at anyone.”
Clarence House (the Westminster residence of members of the British royal family) has already announced that it will not comment on the latest statements of the prince.
Prince Harry, who took part in the American podcast Armchair Expert, compared his life to “a cross between the Truman show [in this American film drama, a man named Truman Burbank lives his normal life, unaware that he is constantly being watched by video cameras and the whole world is watching his life live around the clock] and live in a zoo.”
“I don’t think we should point the finger at anyone, but when it comes to the role of parents, I have experienced pain and suffering to some extent, because such pain and suffering may have been experienced by my father or both parents, and I want to break this vicious circle so as not to pass it on,” Harry told podcast host Dax Shepard. — It’s suffering on a genetic level, it’s inherited, so we, as parents, should try to do our best and say: you know what, this happened to me, and I don’t want history to repeat itself with my children.”
“It’s not easy, but the main thing for me is to understand that there is a problem,” the Duke of Sussex added. — I didn’t think about it before and didn’t notice anything, but at some point, it all came together, and I said to myself: here he went to school, and this is what happened, I know about this incident in his life and I know that it is connected with his parents, which means that he did to me the same way they did to him. So how can I change this for my own children?”
According to Harry, moving the whole family to America be not planned, just “sometimes you need to make a decision and first of all think about your family and your own mental health.”
“Here I can live with my head held high, I feel different, my shoulders are straightened, and so is hers, I can move around more freely, I can put Archie on the back of my bike, I wouldn’t even think about it before,” Prince Harry said of his life in California.
According to the BBC’s correspondent for the royal family, Johnny Diamond, Prince Harry’s next statements were “a real removal of the litter from the hut” (in this case, from the palace). “It’s not that they didn’t talk about it privately, but many sources have told me that it was all a result of Meghan’s influence and that Harry felt happier in his role before her,” Diamond said. – However, Harry himself says in this podcast that Meghan played a role in the process of realizing that there is another way and other possibilities. So he’s very open about that.”